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History Deaths on August 11

John Hunyadi
John Hunyadi, Hungarian general and politician (b. 1387)


Max Theiler
Max Theiler, South African-American virologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)


Tazio Nuvolari
Tazio Nuvolari, Italian race car driver and motorcycle racer (b. 1892)


Ambrosio Padilla
Ambrosio Padilla, Filipino basketball player and politician (b. 1910)


Harald Nielsen
Harald Nielsen, Danish footballer and manager (b. 1941)


Johann Tetzel
Johann Tetzel, German preacher (b. 1465)


Sergio Obeso Rivera
Sergio Obeso Rivera, Mexican Roman Catholic cardinal (b. 1931)


Henry James Pye
Henry James Pye, English poet and politician (b. 1745)


Möngke Khan
Möngke Khan, Mongolian emperor (b. 1208)


Otto Wahle
Otto Wahle, Austrian-American swimmer and coach (b. 1879)


Enrico Betti
Enrico Betti, Italian mathematician and academic (b. 1813)


Hamnet Shakespeare
Hamnet Shakespeare, son of William Shakespeare (b. 1585)


Agnes of Faucigny
Agnes of Faucigny, Dame ruler of Faucigny, Countess consort of Savoy


Yisrael Kristal
Yisrael Kristal, Polish-Israeli supercentenarian; oldest living Holocaust survivor and one of the ten oldest men ever (b. 1903)


Kika Szaszkiewiczowa
Kika Szaszkiewiczowa, Polish author and blogger (b. 1917)


Kettil Karlsson (Vasa)
Kettil Karlsson, regent of Sweden and Bishop of Linköping (b. 1433)


Lavinia Fontana
Lavinia Fontana, Italian painter (b. 1552)


George Furth
George Furth, American actor and playwright (b. 1932)


Magnentius, Roman usurper (b. 303)


Lorenz Oken
Lorenz Oken, German botanist, biologist, and ornithologist (b. 1779)


Herb Brooks
Herb Brooks, American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1937)


Bill Woodfull
Bill Woodfull, Australian cricketer and educator (b. 1897)


János Drapál
János Drapál, Hungarian motorcycle racer (b. 1948)


Edith Wharton
Edith Wharton, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1862)


Lydia Koidula
Lydia Koidula, Estonian poet and playwright (b. 1843)


Khudiram Bose
Khudiram Bose, Indian Bengali revolutionary (b. 1889)


Jackson Pollock
Jackson Pollock, American painter (b. 1912)


Halfdan Kjerulf
Halfdan Kjerulf, Norwegian pianist and composer (b. 1815)


Andrew Carnegie
Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist, founded the Carnegie Steel Company and Carnegie Hall (b. 1835)


Raymond Delisle
Raymond Delisle, French cyclist (b. 1943)


Mike Douglas
Mike Douglas, American singer and talk show host (b. 1920)


Leonidas I
Leonidas I, Agiad King of Sparta


Siegfried Flesch
Siegfried Flesch, Austrian fencer (b. 1872)


Alfred A. Knopf Sr.
Alfred A. Knopf Sr., American publisher, founded Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. (b. 1892)


Macedonio Melloni
Macedonio Melloni, Italian physicist and academic (b. 1798)


Hans Memling
Hans Memling, German-Belgian painter (b. 1430)


Eunice Kennedy Shriver
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, American activist, founded the Special Olympics (b. 1921)


Robert II Keith, Marischal of Scotland
Robert II Keith, Marischal of Scotland


Raymond Gravel
Raymond Gravel, Canadian priest and politician (b. 1952)


Robin Williams
Robin Williams, American actor and comedian (b. 1951)


Blas Infante
Blas Infante, Spanish historian and politician (b. 1885)


Richard Oriani
Richard Oriani, Salvadoran-American metallurgist and engineer (b. 1920)


Tom Drake
Tom Drake, American actor and singer (b. 1918)


Vicente Emilio Sojo
Vicente Emilio Sojo, Venezuelan conductor and composer (b. 1887)


Nicholas of Cusa
Nicholas of Cusa, German cardinal and mystic (b. 1401)


Anne Ramsey
Anne Ramsey, American actress (b. 1929)


Armand Borel
Armand Borel, Swiss-American mathematician and academic (b. 1923)


Byrhtnoth, English soldier (b. 956)


Zafar Futehally
Zafar Futehally, Indian ornithologist and author (b. 1919)


Mary Sumner
Mary Sumner, English philanthropist, founded the Mothers' Union (b. 1828)


Vladimir Beara
Vladimir Beara, Croatian footballer and manager (b. 1928)


John Henry Newman
John Henry Newman, English cardinal and theologian (b. 1801)


Peter Cushing
Peter Cushing, English actor (b. 1913)


Stefan Jaracz
Stefan Jaracz, Polish actor and theater producer (b. 1883)


Eugenio María de Hostos
Eugenio María de Hostos, Puerto Rican-American sociologist, philosopher, and lawyer (b. 1839)


Jean Bugatti
Jean Bugatti, German-Italian engineer (b. 1909)


Jean Papineau-Couture
Jean Papineau-Couture, Canadian composer and academic (b. 1916)


Miriam Licette
Miriam Licette, English soprano and educator (b. 1885)


Pedro Nunes
Pedro Nunes, Portuguese mathematician and academic (b. 1502)


Ottavio Piccolomini
Ottavio Piccolomini, Austrian-Italian field marshal (b. 1599)


William Waynflete
William Waynflete, English Lord Chancellor and bishop of Winchester (b. c. 1398)


Clare of Assisi
Clare of Assisi, Italian follower of Francis of Assisi (b. 1194)


Jia Xu
Jia Xu, Chinese politician (b. 147)


Phil Harris
Phil Harris, American singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1904)


V S Naipaul, British writer (b. 1932)
Segun Bucknor, Nigerian musician and journalist (b. 1946)
Serge Collot, French viola player and educator (b. 1923)
David Howard, English ballet dancer and educator (b. 1937)
Lucy Gallardo, Argentinian-Mexican actress and screenwriter (b. 1929)
Michael Dokes, American boxer (b. 1958)
Red Bastien, American wrestler, trainer, and promoter (b. 1931)
Dursun Karata?, founding leader of the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) in Turkey (b. 1952)
Galen Rowell, American photographer and mountaineer (b. 1940)
Percy Stallard, English cyclist and coach (b. 1909)
Rafael Kubelík, Czech conductor and composer (b. 1914)
J. D. McDuffie, American race car driver (b. 1938)
John Meillon, Australian actor (b. 1934)
Paul Felix Schmidt, Estonian-American chemist and chess player (b. 1916)
Paul Robert, French lexicographer and publisher (b. 1910)
J. G. Farrell, English author (b. 1935)
Frederic Calland Williams, British co-inventor of the Williams-Kilborn tube, used for memory in early computer systems (b. 1911)
Antanas Šk?ma, Lithuanian-American author, playwright, actor, and director (b. 1910)
Charles-François Tiphaigne de la Roche, French physician and author (b. 1722)
Prince Vittorio Amedeo Theodore of Savoy (b. 1723)
Bartolomé de Escobedo, Spanish composer and educator (b. 1500)
John Bell, English bishop
Robert Bruce, Lord of Liddesdale
Murdoch III, Earl of Menteith
Thomas Randolph, 2nd Earl of Moray
Domhnall II, Earl of Mar
Guttorm of Norway (b. 1199)
Sokkate, king of the Pagan dynasty of Burma (b. 1001)
Gero, Count of Alsleben
Dhuka al-Rumi, Abbasid governor of Egypt
Archbishop Flavian of Constantinople